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The Resource Biodiversity : an Introduction, Kevin J. Gaston and John I. Spicer, (electronic book)

Biodiversity : an Introduction, Kevin J. Gaston and John I. Spicer, (electronic book)

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Biodiversity : an Introduction
Title
Biodiversity
Title remainder
an Introduction
Statement of responsibility
Kevin J. Gaston and John I. Spicer
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ARTWORK This concise introductory text provides a complete overview of biodiversity - what it is, how it arose, its distribution, why it is important, human impact upon it, and what should be done to maintain it. Timely overview of the serious attempts made to quantify and describe biodiversity in a scientific way Acts as an easy entry point into the primary literature Provides real-world examples of key issues, including illustrations of major temporal and spatial pa
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AU-PeEL
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Gaston, Kevin J
Dewey number
  • 333.95
  • 333.95/11
  • 333.9511
LC call number
  • QH541.15.B
  • QH541.15.B56
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Spicer, John I
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  • Biodiversity
  • Biological diversity
  • Extinction (Biology)
Label
Biodiversity : an Introduction, Kevin J. Gaston and John I. Spicer, (electronic book)
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Publication
Contents
  • Biodiversity: An Introduction; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 What is biodiversity?; 1.1 Marion Island; 1.2 What is biodiversity?; 1.3 Elements of biodiversity; 1.4 Measuring biodiversity; 1.5 Summary; Further reading; 2 Biodiversity through time; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Sources of information; 2.3 A brief history of biodiversity; 2.4 How many extant species are there?; 2.5 Summary; Further reading; 3 Mapping biodiversity; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Issues of scale; 3.3 Extremes of high and low diversity; 3.4 Gradients in biodiversity; 3.5 Congruence; 3.6 Summary; Further reading
  • 4 Does biodiversity matter?4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Direct-use value; 4.3 Indirect-use value; 4.4 Non-use value; 4.5 Summary; Further reading; 5 Human impacts; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Species extinctions; 5.3 Populations, individuals and genetic diversity; 5.4 Threats to biodiversity; 5.5 The scale of the human enterprise; 5.6 Summary; Further reading; 6 Maintaining biodiversity; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Objectives of the Convention; 6.3 General measures for conservation and sustainable use; 6.4 Identification and monitoring; 6.5 In-situ conservation; 6.6 Ex-situ conservation
  • 6.7 Sustainable use of components of biological diversity6.8 Incentive measures; 6.9 Responses to the Convention; 6.10 Summary; Further reading; References; Index
Control code
purchEBL470359
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unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (209 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9781444312324
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Biodiversity : an Introduction, Kevin J. Gaston and John I. Spicer, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
  • Biodiversity: An Introduction; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 What is biodiversity?; 1.1 Marion Island; 1.2 What is biodiversity?; 1.3 Elements of biodiversity; 1.4 Measuring biodiversity; 1.5 Summary; Further reading; 2 Biodiversity through time; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Sources of information; 2.3 A brief history of biodiversity; 2.4 How many extant species are there?; 2.5 Summary; Further reading; 3 Mapping biodiversity; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Issues of scale; 3.3 Extremes of high and low diversity; 3.4 Gradients in biodiversity; 3.5 Congruence; 3.6 Summary; Further reading
  • 4 Does biodiversity matter?4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Direct-use value; 4.3 Indirect-use value; 4.4 Non-use value; 4.5 Summary; Further reading; 5 Human impacts; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Species extinctions; 5.3 Populations, individuals and genetic diversity; 5.4 Threats to biodiversity; 5.5 The scale of the human enterprise; 5.6 Summary; Further reading; 6 Maintaining biodiversity; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Objectives of the Convention; 6.3 General measures for conservation and sustainable use; 6.4 Identification and monitoring; 6.5 In-situ conservation; 6.6 Ex-situ conservation
  • 6.7 Sustainable use of components of biological diversity6.8 Incentive measures; 6.9 Responses to the Convention; 6.10 Summary; Further reading; References; Index
Control code
purchEBL470359
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (209 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users but there is a limit of 325 uses (cumulative between all users) in each 12 month period, from the date of purchase. Library staff are alerted when the remaining number of uses is low and will decide whether to buy another copy.Printing is restricted to 20% of the total pages of the ebook, per patron. Copying and pasting is restricted to 5% of the total pages of the ebook, per person. However, printing and copy and paste permissions in excess of this may be granted by some publishers
Isbn
9781444312324
Specific material designation
remote

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